Atl to xna today

Washington Wizards

2011.10.30 22:25 cheese Washington Wizards

**Wizards Basketball** The source for everything Washington Wizards related: links, news, photos, videos, news, and discussion.

2017.08.06 09:40 IngridLeech ATLANT Real Estate Platform

ATLANT World’s Real Estate Blockchain Platform. Invest. Rent. Trade.

2023.06.10 00:09 Real_Carl_Ramirez How can I stop being so mentally flimsy?

More than 6 months ago, I failed my PhD.
I know people younger than me (I'm 27) who have completed PhDs. Whereas in my case, I failed to fix the problems arising in my project, kept getting more delayed, and was entering a mental breakdown that made me even less productive, until they decided not to confirm my candidature.
This is a case of mind over matter. Because I was mentally weak, I failed because I couldn't do what was needed of me. Because I'm mentally weak, I probably would fail again if you have me a new PhD position today.
Also, I have no other positive traits to compensate for my lack of PhD. I am trying to improve myself so that I can say something positive about myself, but so far, I'm failing at this goal too.
One of my friends suggested I learn coding languages in my spare time, and I'm failing that too. Thing is, everyone I know finds it easy, but even with their help, I'm still incapable of learning it. Should I just accept that I've peaked in life and have become impervious to learning? Because that's just pathetic of me.
submitted by Real_Carl_Ramirez to selfimprovement [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:09 AutoModerator [] ✔️ Alex Cattoni – Posse Eye Brand Voice Challenge Program ✔️ Full Course Download

[] ✔️ Alex Cattoni – Posse Eye Brand Voice Challenge Program ✔️ Full Course Download
Get the course here: [] ✔️ Alex Cattoni – Posse Eye Brand Voice Challenge Program ✔️ Full Course Download
Courses proof (screenshots for example, or 1 free sample video from the course) are available upon demand, simply Contact us here

Learn How To Craft A Spellbinding Brand Voice That Helps You Stand Out, Sell Out & Effortlessly Attract Your Dream Customers – In Only 5 Days

What You Get:



Today, 89% of customers are loyal to brands that share their values and that only means one thing – it’s no longer enough to have the highest quality product or the cheapest price. If you want to stand out and rise above the noise, you’ve got to get crystal clear on who you are (really) and what you stand for. In this session, we’ll evoke your power values and unlock your conviction codes, the magnetic coordinates that call in your dream customers.


Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the brand to rule them all? Now that you’ve identified who you are as a brand, it’s important to deeply understand who you serve. On day 2, you’ll identify your brand personality and the unique ways you reflect your values to the world. With the Mentor’s Mirror, you’ll find out how to emotionally connect with your customer’s core values, drives and desires to become the trusted source for the guidance they seek.


On day 3 of the Challenge, I’ll help you identify your brand DNA – the stand-out positioning strategy that makes you different from any other brand out there. You’ll crystallize the most important messaging assets in any Brand Voice, unapologetically declare your mission and map out your action plan for total world domination. Take it from me, when you fight for what you believe in and fiercely serve your customers, it’s Mission Posse-ble.


Your story is the window to your brand’s soul. It’s how your customers connect to you, rally behind you and stay with you. Every great brand has a powerful story – a domino effect of defining moments, scary pivots and late night “ahas!” that led you to where you are now… and future events, yet to happen, that will continue to guide your path as you build your empire. In this session, you’ll learn how to craft a deeply relatable brand story using our proven 3-part storytelling structure.


Now that you’ve identified all 4 elements of your brand strategy, it’s time to look through the Posse Eye to discover your Brand Rally Cry. On day 5, you’ll learn how to conjure a spellbinding Brand Voice and craft the unifying call that will captivate your customers and rally raving fans. You’ll walk away with your very own Brand Voice Guide and discover the practical ways you can use it to bring clarity to your messaging and ignite your mission.




Want a behind-the-scenes look at how the Copy Posse was born? Throughout this Challenge, you’ll discover how I crystallized my brand positioning strategy, rallied over 300,000 rad humans around the world and built a lucrative 7-figure brand in under 3 years. The best part? You’ll get a never-seen-before copy of the Copy Posse Brand Voice Guide PLUS a customizable template that you can use to Possify and glossify your very own Brand Voice Guide.


In this Q&A interview with 6 graduates of Alex’s flagship copywriting coaching program — the Copy Posse Launch Pad — you’ll discover how these aspiring copywriters used the techniques and templates that they learned from the Copy Posse (including the branding and storytelling strategies that you’ll access in this Challenge) to quit their jobs, ignite their copywriting skills from scratch and build fun, fulfilling, and lucrative businesses in less than ONE YEAR.


During this video critique, Alex shares her screen so you can look over her shoulder as she reviews and critiques 3 Challengers’ Brand Voice Guides. Watch from behind the scenes as she reveals valuable insight and copywriting tricks to help you finesse your own Brand Voice Guide, followed by answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to crafting your Rally Cry and sharing it with the world…
LIMITED-TIME BONUS #1 Sales Emails & Social Media Swipe File


Want real proof that the Copy Posse branding framework freakin’ works? Get an insider copy of my complete and confidential launch blueprint for The Posse Eye Challenge. This swipe file includes ALL sales and content emails and EVERY social media post that my team and I wrote to successfully launch the live challenge for the first time, based on our own Brand Voice Guide.


An ex-Apple veteran who worked her way from retail store employee to executive speechwriter, designing presentations given to Steve Jobs AND authoring Apple’s credo, Anita runs Cause:Effect Creative, a brand vision-writing agency that helps purpose-driven leaders and organizations rally hearts and minds around what fuels their soul.
In this video masterclass with Anita, she’ll take you through her proprietary process and powerful questions to ask for a stellar creative brief and reveal the 5 biggest takeaways when it comes to building (and writing for) a soul-aligned brand.
submitted by AutoModerator to Genkicourses_Com [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:09 I_Eat_Booty All account progress reset , zero help from Support and can't even send an email through their site at the moment

Since yesterday my account got fully reset to 0 , only items it kept are the ones ive earned from playing on PC and all items i unlocked while playing on PlayStation are gone.
I reached out to support chat and they said they have no record of my PSN account being linked to my Epic Games account , even though it's been linked the last year now with no issues. I can't relink the accounts by signing in because im suspended from PSN until the end of the month. Regardless, my account worked perfectly fine until yesterday and the suspension happened last month so they're not connected in any way
I also lost all my in-game currency , i had about 700 and now it shows zero.
I already missed out on all the tournaments yesterday and now it looks like i will today as well , because it thinks i'm a level 2 and i need to complete all my placement matches in competitive again to unlock tournaments. You get Competitive at level 10 , i really dont want to spend hours rinsing kids online just to get to level 10 again , then have to complete another 10 placement matches , just to have access to tournaments again.
Fix your fucking game , thanks.
submitted by I_Eat_Booty to RocketLeague [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 beturass Today's Action

Today's Action submitted by beturass to Beturass [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 Delicious-Ad-8216 Car Damage due to laying debris on highway 427

Long story short I was travelling on highway 427 today between the exit of Rathburn and the ending of the highway and as I was travelling a “the beer store” truck attempted to illegally turn into my lane when I had the right of way, as I attempted to avoid a collision I veered away from the truck and as this was happening my car went over debris (possibly construction) that was already laying on the road. I was going about 100-105km/hr and with cars behind me I didn’t get the opportunity to stop, the truck also sped away and exited the highway and I was not able to get their license plate. Upon exiting the highway and reaching my home I stopped to assess my car, it suffered a scuff mark near the very bottom of my bumper and my wheel well trim and cover that separates the engine and the wheel well had come right off and seemed to have been flung away by other drivers who where behind me, after sinking this whole thing in I called my parents and explained everything that happened after about 20-30 mins on the phone I went back on the highway to investigate the debris and attempt to find my trim but was unable to find either, would MTO have cleared the debris? Are they usually that quick?
Later in the day I called the MTO and they advised me to fill out a claim instead of filing a claim with my insurance how should I go upon this would this MTO claim show up in my record and increase my insurance as I read online that such incidents are always considered “at-fault” no matter the reason so I don’t want this on my record as I have been a clean driver so far. In terms of repairs my local auto body mechanic quoted the damages at Atleast $1000 which is a little bit more then half of the deductible my insurance would be making me pay if I claimed this incidence however I don’t want that at fault claim in my record for 6 or so years. In terms of the MTO claim Should I get my car repaired and then send them the invoice in the claim? Or should I send it in today and send the invoice in separately I have ten days but my auto body mechanic is backed up and might not be able to get it done by then.
Also in the description of this incident I don’t want to seem like I did this to myself when the sole reason of me veering away and not noticing the debris on the road was the “the beer store” truck so any way I could describe this incident in a way which wouldn’t make me a distracted driver?
I also explored into seeing if I can obtain footage from the overhead cameras however the MTO representative on the phone told me that it would fall under the freedom of information act and it could take months before I actually get anything.
Any help regarding this would be greatly appreciated.
submitted by Delicious-Ad-8216 to legaladvicecanada [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 sluttymarxbro My (22F) BF (22M) takes his anger out on me when upset, need advice on how to respond

When my boyfriend gets in a bad mood he takes his anger out on me. He doesn’t hit me or say terrible things but he does and says little things that become hard to handle after a whole day(s) of it. For example he’ll just be unresponsive to the things I say or do or respond angrily to me or get mad over things he wouldn’t normally get mad over. Today we were at the gym and I asked if he could give me a kiss before we parted to do our own workouts. He said no I don’t want to kiss you and that was a breaking point for me and I got very sad (he’s been in a bad mood since yesterday). I told him I felt like he was taking his anger out on me and he got very defensive. He said that it’s wrong for me to expect him to kiss me when he doesn’t want to and that he shouldn’t fell like he has to or it’s forcing him to do something he doesn’t want. Am I in the wrong for getting upset that he didn’t want to give me a kiss? I understand respecting boundaries but to me it sounds like he’s just trying to manipulate me into feeling like the bad guy but obviously that’s only my side so any perspective is appreciated. He then proceeded to say that denying one kiss isn’t taking his anger out on me and I explained that there are other things he also does and that I’d like him to try to stop because it takes a big toll on me. He responded saying that when he’s in a bad mood it’s gonna show and that by me asking him to not take it out on me that I’m asking him to not show any emotions at all. I said that’s not true and that he can feel his emotions I just didn’t appreciate it being directed towards me and that he needs to deal with it in a more healthy and productive way and he responded with the same thing saying that I’m asking him to repress all his feelings. Once again he’s making me feel like the bad guy. If I am in the wrong by all means someone please tell me. I can’t tell at this point if what he’s saying is valid or manipulative and the last thing on earth I want is to be the manipulative one myself which is why I’m even posting on here in the first place. So yea, I don’t really know what to do and any advice would be appreciated. I try very hard to think through my emotions and consider his perspective but I feel like anything I try to say to him he turns against me. Is what he’s saying fair or is he being manipulative?
TL;DR my boyfriend takes his anger out on me and when I point it out he gets defensive and says that he’s in a bad mood and that it’s gonna show and that me asking him to not take it out on me is basically asking him to not show any emotions and invalidating his feeling’s. Am I being manipulated into being the bad guy?
submitted by sluttymarxbro to relationships [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 rfp0231 New Kindle means new cover!

New Kindle means new cover!
I upgraded to a Signature from my 2018 Kindle today and loved this cover ☺️
submitted by rfp0231 to kindle [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 rarakoko7 $KSPN up over 100% after market -rara Koko did it again five days ago an early alert sent to all subscribers all over the world and today aftermarket KSPM exploded, Would you like to join his discord? Stamp now is 5:05 PM, 6/9/23

$KSPN up over 100% after market -rara Koko did it again five days ago an early alert sent to all subscribers all over the world and today aftermarket KSPM exploded, Would you like to join his discord? Stamp now is 5:05 PM, 6/9/23 submitted by rarakoko7 to squeeze_stocks [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 NeitherExtension7218 Are these hormone levels normal? (22, 3 Months HRT, Mono-therapy)

Hello! Just got my 3 month blood test back today and had a look at the results and they're... interesting? Perplexing perhaps? Hoping y'all could help me see if it's something to be worried about or not...
Oestradiol (pmol/L) Testosterone (nmol/L)
Normal Range (Male) 28 - 156 8.6 - 29.0
Pre HRT Result 52 16.2
3 Month Result 157 24.4
So yeah, my oestrogen is up, which is nice, but so is my testosterone?
I've been feeling better than ever mentally and the HRT is having effect as I've started slight breast development so it's doing something that the testosterone isn't hampering I guess.
I just find it strange that my testosterone levels have gone up after 3 months and I'm not sure what to make of it? Is this normal, a fluctuation or too soon to tell?
For reference, I'm aged 22, my endocrinologist put me on a mono-therapy regimen, taking 2mg of Progynova two times a day (every 12 hours)
Thanks in advance :)
submitted by NeitherExtension7218 to MtF [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 motiongfx515 Bought an Ego trimmer and was just given a surprise Father’s Day gift - Stihl gas powered trimmer.

So I’ve been researching the lawn ecosystem I wanted to invest in and decided to purchase Ego. I really like the idea of building up a battery powered lawn tool collection.
My dilemma.
My wife and brother surprised me today with a brand new STIHL FS 56 RC-E trimmer. It was incredibly thoughtful and nice of them.
I don’t want to come across as ungrateful because I truly am, so I don’t want to return it. Meanwhile, I have a new in box Ego ready to go.
What would you do?
submitted by motiongfx515 to egopowerplus [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:08 BlindHawks The Tournament in Kings Landing 207 AC ((OPEN TO ALL))

The day was the proper weather for such a gathering of the finest Lord and Ladies of the land. For the realm, some of the finest knights were putting on an exhibition of live steel. The Septon of the Old Sept presided today on behalf of the High Septon and said a prayer for those about to compete.
From behind the erected stands and seats for the gentry, were rows of tents, each baring the devices of the knights who were competing and behind that vendors of both armor, arms and food.
The smallfolk had to crowd the edges to watch and cheer on their favorites.
It was the day of the show- and all of Westeros had shown to be soaked and slaked on bloodshed.
submitted by BlindHawks to FieldOfFire [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:07 motiongfx515 Bought an Ego trimmer and was just given a surprise Father’s Day gift - Stihl gas powered trimmer.

So I’ve been researching the lawn ecosystem I wanted to invest in and decided to purchase Ego. I really like the idea of building up a battery powered lawn tool collection.
My dilemma.
My wife and brother surprised me today with a brand new STIHL FS 56 RC-E trimmer. It was incredibly thoughtful and nice of them.
I don’t want to come across as ungrateful because I truly am, so I don’t want to return it. Meanwhile, I have a new in box Ego ready to go.
What would you do?
submitted by motiongfx515 to egopowerplus [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:07 PhoenixPville /r/Phoenixville going dark on 6/12 depending on Reddit’s response it may be 48 hours or more…

spez had an AMA today and I was waiting for his response to make the call. His tone deaf response and Reddit’s overall lack of care for their blind user and general idiocy recently regarding third party apps API made the decision easy.
submitted by PhoenixPville to Phoenixville [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:07 Gel_007 The Founding Chapter 7

June 19th, 327
We decided to construct some more structures to take care of the refugees that we rescue, assuming that this goes off without a hitch. Augustine asked Elock about the collar and she revealed that the collar had a size changing enchantment attached to it. Once the seven day period is up, the collar will shrink, crushing her airways which would instantly kill her. So Augustine teleported her back quickly which would kick step one of our plan into gear.
cut to Elock’s pov
Shopkeeper: Hello welcome t- oh! Welcome back sir!
A: Hey there! Project took longer than expected, but luckily an extra set of hands makes heavy work pretty light!
Shopkeeper: What can I say? She’s one of the best. And also sir, if you don’t mind me asking, what were you working on? I didn’t see you anywhere in town.
A: oh- uhh I’m from the town over!
Shopkeeper: Are your memories already slipping? I paid the town next to us a visit to chat business with a friend and I never saw any structures being constructed.
A: I- I live at the far end! Perhaps you missed it.
Shopkeeper: …Alright then. have a nice day sir.
A: …you too…cya
Elock: humming hm, hm, hmmm! walking towards the back
Shopkeeper: Elock…
Elock: eep! Yes sir!
Shopkeeper: Would you mind telling me what you 2 were doing?
Elock: oh! Just a house for his extended family. Nothing special.
Shopkeeper: “just a house”? Alright then…you’re off for the rest of today…go to the slave house. takes off her collar
Elock: Thank you! runs off
Shopkeeper in thought: …those eyes…they seem to both see nothing and everything at once.
Shopkeeper: I’d appreciate it if you’d look into it a bit sir.
“Very well, I’ll inform my boss about it and I’ll get to your problem right away”
Shopkeeper: thank you sir
Lulio: huh…very well then, it’ll be well worth your time I believe…
“Thank you sir”
Lulio: I think you’ll do well…Akano
Elock: bursting into the slave home owned by the shop keep Woo! Man that was nerve wracking, for a second I thought he was gonna catch on!
Thoughts: Alright! Now! Time to get on with this operation! Augustine’s counting on me and I can’t let him down!
plops down next to fellow slave
Elock: whispers hey!
Slave: eh?
Elock: um…I- words dying in her throat
Slave: …
Elock: ah- mm… you wanna get out of here?
Thoughts: Why did I say that?! I’m so stupid!
Slave: …you know they’re gonna send us back here again instantly right? Cute dream but it’s just that: a fantasy. gets up and leaves
Elock: hey, wai- sad sigh
next day
Another slave: Nice fantasy…leaves
Elock: getting demoralized
Slave: potentially losing my life by going with your outlandish proposal is a risk I’d rather not take.
Elock: defeated
the next day
Shopkeeper: Hello again sir! Another project I presume?
A: yup! I’d like to take the same slave again, she really made the work quick.
Shopkeeper: good choice! rings bell ELOCK! Get your ass over here! The nice gentlemen wants your services again!
Elock: hey A- Sir…
A: Nice to see you again. tosses gold onto the counter and leaves
A: So how'd it go?
Elock: no one was on board with the plan. They all claimed it was insane and had no conceivable way of working!
A: Expected. Not everyone has the same high risk-high reward mindset, c'mon let’s get to Zach first and then we’ll build off from there. teleports
Z: hmmmm I understand, they’re scared, they've only known brutality and slavery their entire lives. They fear that if this goes south, then they’ll be subjected to a fate worse than death itself.
Elock: look of guilt
A: I’m fully aware of the dangers that come with this. But we do get discovered, I’ll gladly take on every army they throw at me if it means that you guys would survive.
Elock: Augustine!
Z: We know how much you wanna help them Augustine, but you don’t have to take on a mountain on your own. We’re both here for you.
A: right…sorry.
Elock: please, it’s alright. We can figure out some other way. Knowing you, you’ll be able to craft something before dinner.
A: I’ll take that as a compliment. Thanks Elock.
Z: Augustine.
A: yes?
Z: Are you familiar with the concept of mental projection?
A: Somewhat, they briefly skimmed over it in training back at the facility. The art of projecting imagery into other people’s mind on the battlefield to mentally erode them.
Z: precisely, but instead of breaking will, we’ll be building it.
A: What are you saying here?
Z: What if instead of trying to get slaves to get on board via words, why don’t we let them see for themselves what waits for them if they comply?
Elock: That’s genius! When they see the paradise that could be in their hands, there’s no way they can turn that down!
A: not a terrible idea, but I don’t think I have the chops to project an image into the mind of every slave in town, my skills in that department are unfortunately pretty lacking.
Z: Why don’t we go to the island again so you can familiarize yourself with the image you’re projecting, then use the mana crystals to give yourself some extra power?
A: Smart move, let’s do it.
exits cabin
A: Alright, time to go.
teleports both of them
A: Okay let’s get down to busine…where are we?
(Instead of being greeted with the base of a mountain range, they were still in the forest. Miles away from the cabin.)
Z: I- I don’t know!
A: I didn’t do anything different! But it’s alright, I remember the direction to go in, we can still fix this.
Elock: Alright then.
10 minutes of walking later
A: Get a move on Zach! We’re almost there! Shouldn’t be much farther!
Z: Hah…I- losing his breath how are you- how are you 2 still so energetic?
Elock: I’m a leopard. I'm meant to be agile!
A: This anti magic field’s edge shouldn’t be more than a few more minutes away! We should be out in about…NOBODY MOVE!
Elock and Zach: freezes in place What's wrong?
A: …we’re not alone. Someone else is here!
Elock: I don’t hear or smell anyone else besides you guys. Are you sure?
A: Yes I’m sure! I can sense another source of energy here!
???: I would say I’m impressed that you managed to detect me since I pride myself on being able to move like a shadow…but I sort of expected this with talent like yours.
Akano: Hello Augustine, been a while hasn’t it?
A: Akano? What’re you doing here…
Akano: boss sent me to hunt you down, anonymous source requested it.
Augustine thoughts: No doubt it was that shopkeeper.
Akano: Now since we’ve spent some time together, I’ll give you 2 choices. You can drop your sword and come back with us unharmed, or I paint this forest a lovely shade of red with your blood an-
A: Bring it on…
Akano: hm. As you wish…
Akano dashes towards Augustine with lightning speed, expecting to end this quickly.
An explosion sends a strong gust of cutting air across the forest. Zach and Elock took refuge behind a thick tree, powerless to do a damn thing to help.
Akano: oh ho! Quick on your feet are you?
Augustine who dodged into a tree: guess you can say that.
Akano: Well, I guess it’s time to turn this up a notch! pulls a strange amulet, with a large red gem resting in a gold frame
Augustine: hm?
Akano: Master Lulio entrusted me with this and I won’t let him down!
The amulet begins to glow once Akano puts it around his neck, The energy being given off was palpable from a mile away, to the point it could be severed with a knife.
The attack sends multiple large scale wind slices through out the area, yet even with this jump in power, Augustine doesn’t seem fazed with him perfectly dodging and blocking every slash as Akano watched, perplexed
Augustine: Your display of power is impressive. I'll give you that.
Akano: Keep talking little brat, the power contained within this amulet is beyond even your understanding!
Augustine: Oh really? What evidence do you have to back that theory up?
“What I’m saying is that even though you claim that this amulet is never before seen, you haven’t managed to land a single hit yet.” Augustine sneers.
Akano: beginning to seeth in rage
Augustine: In fact…you seem to be the most injured one so far…
Right on que, a small cut appears on Akano’s face as he looks up to see that Augustine blade is stained with his blood with a small smirk beginning to form on his face.
Akano: …You’re dead meat…
Akano launches towards the tree as Augustine simply leaps into another tree as it gets cut down, Akano sends jets of cutting wind at Augustine but he simply blocks or avoids them with seemingly zero effort. What confuses Akano even more is why he isn’t fighting back, with the worst attack he’s thrown so far being a small cut.
Akano: What’s wrong?! WHERE’S ALL THE TALK NOW HUH?!
Augustine: still dodging
Akano attempts to piledrive Augustine with his sword and successfully impales him through the chest.
The Augustine on his sword dematerialized as the real Augustine appears next to him
Augustine: Hey, nice effort.
With a swift kick, Augustine sends Akano flying into the trunk of a tree. Instantly causing him to cough up blood.
Augustine: I never wanted it to end this way, I apologize but this was your own doing.
Akano: barely mustering enough strength to stay conscious don’t think you’ve won yet brat…I’M FAR FROM DONE!
The amulet begins to glow a furious red as Akano leaps into the air, as he prepares to pour every last drop of his remaining strength into this attack as a last ditch effort to take Augustine down.
Elock: Is…is he gonna be alright?!
Z: Augustine has a knack for worming his way out of sticky situations, but I’m nervous even with the power he holds.
Akano unleashes a maelstrom of erratic sword slashes down towards Augustine, even faster than before. Augustine increases his speed to match but still gets 2 large cuts across his torso and arm. Seeing this Akano smiles and picks up his pace, confident that he would kill him.
Augustine: slightly pressured and tired look from dodging so much
Akano’s face changes from glee to horror as he watches Augustine blast a tree with a fireball to launch himself to his position. Augustine was now no more than a few feet away from him and there was no way he could raise his sword up to block in time. “This is it” he thinks “This is how I’m gonna go out? Taken out by a boy turned monster?”. Everyone holds their breath as they wait for the killing blow where they watch Augustine raise his sword up to Akano’s neck, waiting for the splatter of blood to rain down on the trees…but it never comes. Instead of beheading Akano, Augustine slams the edge of his sword on the chains of the red amulet, breaking it. The amulet drops towards the forest floor and Akano’s power instantly fizzles out. The amulet clatters onto the ground as Augustine gracefully lands in a tree with Akano falling hard on his side.
Akano: I- trembling and confused at what just happened I’m alive?!
Akano looks up to see Augustine holding his amulet, looking at him, not with rage…but sympathy.
Akano: I’m…Why didn’t you kill me?!
Augustine: Because I’m not like you, slaughtering people just to fuel your own ego.
Zach and Elock observe the confrontation, in awe.
Akano: Don’t come at me with that moral high ground! And I’m not done yet! grips sword
Before Akano could draw his blade, Augustine appeared in front of him holding a device in his hands.
Augustine: So this was the reason why I couldn’t teleport. slashing the black, rune carved tablet into bits
Akano: …feeling panic wash over him
Augustine: Just…do something for me alright?
Akano: looks on with confusion
Augustine: Just…try to be a better person after you get out.
Before Akano could question what he meant by “get out” Augustine pressed his finger onto Akano’s forehead and at that moment, Akano felt something he hadn’t felt in a long time: relief, like all the burdens of working for the grand Templar suddenly couldn’t touch him anymore. Still in this feeling, Augustine focused his energy into Akano, teleporting him away. Akano awoke on a strange beach, confused.
Akano: gah…what…happened? What did he even do? That sensation, it felt…good. Now where am I-
Basitin: HALT!
Akano: ah!
Basitin 1: How did you get on our island stranger?
Basitin 2: take him to the king, he’ll know what to do.
Akano: Basitin…KING?!
Augustine: sigh of relief with his wounds almost done regenerating That was scary, I’ve never been in a real fight before, he was stronger than I thought he’d be. turns to Zach and Elock you guys alright?
Z: Augustine…That was…
A: what? Why are you looking at me like tha-
Elock: INCREDIBLE! pounces on him the way you effortlessly dodged almost all of his attacks was so cool! And the way you took him down was just like in the fantasy books!
Z: Elock let go! You’re gonna squeeze him to death!
Elock: oh! Sorry!
A: It's alright, though maybe I should stop performing those feats in front of you then.
Z: So Augustine, where should we head now? A clearing with torn up trees isn’t exactly what I call subtle.
A: They’re gonna come looking for him by following his amulet’s energy signal. Disposing of it is what we should do, but there are some properties of it that I wanna explore so… grabs his sword and smashes the gem, taking a small chunk to observe at the cabin
A: alright let’s get this out of here. focusing his energy onto the amulet, he teleported it away to a place that no one would find it. No one at all. No sir
Smol basitin child: Hey! What’s this shiny red rock?
Another child: don’t know.
Smol basitin: whoa! It shoots fire, and the warmth feels so nice and…intoxicating…
A: They still might find this carnage though, heading back for the day I think is the better idea.
Z: well if you say so then.
A: Luckily with that device destroyed, I can teleport again.
Elock: let’s get out of here then!
A: very well. teleports
later that night
Z: Augustine you doing alright?
A: yes I’m fine, tomorrow it’ll look like these injuries were never there.
Z: No I was talking about your feelings, I thought you’d be demoralized after that attack.
A: quite the opposite actually, it felt good letting some of my feelings out in that battle.
Z: I see. I was expecting you to actually kill him, but was surprised when you just broke his necklace.
A: Guess the memory 2 guards I slayed in the facility during the escape still burned a bit.
Z: I understand.
Augustine’s thoughts: goes back to a conversation he had with Elock years ago
Young Elock: Augustine, how do you define a hero?
Young Augustine: hm?
Young Elock: I read a lot of fantasy and mythology books about epic battles and legendary heroes, what’s a hero to you?
Young Augustine: That's a pretty subjective question but I don’t think I’m the right person to answer that. I’ve always defined heroes as people who can take the villain down and nothing more.
Young Elock: I guess you can say that.
Young Augustine: So how do you define a hero Elock? Might as well get a second opinion.
Young Elock: Oh! Um! I’ve always believed that heroes are people who can both save the day, and send the villains down the brighter path. Not through power but through words, not simply killing them.
Young Augustine: Huh…that’s a new concept, pretty cool. I’ll give it some thought.
Young Elock: Thanks!
“Am I really a hero doing this?”
Elock: Augustine. You ok? You look lost.
A: snaps back huh? Oh right, sorry I was daydreaming.
Elock: disappointed that the plan failed?
A: I- yeah I suppose so.
“Well perhaps I can help with that”
A: Who said that?!
Z: Elock was that you?
Elock: I didn’t say that.
“It was me!”
Everyone looks around the cabin to see who’s talking.
“Oh my masks…HEY! IDIOTS! DOWN HERE!”
Everyone looks down to see…a white cat?
Z: a cat?
Elock: awwww! It’s so cute!
A: Oh it's you again. Hey there.
Z: Wait Augustine was this the weird cat I saw in the forest a while back?!
“Have some respect, Doctor! I’ll have you know that I have the ability to take your insides to the outside!”
Z: Who the hell are you anyways? And what are you doing here?! And how are you creepily talking inside my head?!
“Well if you insist”
“My name is Nora, or Lady Nora”
Z: shudders L- Lady Nora?! PLEASE FORGIVE MY RUDENESS!
Nora: oh please, get up from the floor already! Do you seriously deal with this guy everyday?
A: Normally he’s calm and collected. Guess in the presence of superiority he’s pretty shy.
Nora: typical humans.
Elock: Excuse me, lady Nora! But what are you doing here? Don’t you have more important business to take care of?
Nora: Dragon duties get pre-tty boring after a while, so I’m always looking for new stuff to do.
Elock: but that only answers one question! What are you doing here?
Nora: to help…duh.
Elock: really?
A: huh?
Z: what?
Nora: Yeah, I’m here to help. What?
Z: Is this a trick?! Are you waiting for us to reveal our plans to you just for you to tell the grand Templar?!
Nora: Are you deaf? I JUST SAID I'M HELPING YOU! And besides! I already know about your plan! Jeez your mind is easy to peek into!
A: Why are you helping though? Surely there are more interesting things you could be doing…not that we’re turning down your offer though.
Nora: Why does anyone do anything? When you get to my age everything’s pretty boring.
A: yeah…don’t think we’ll be getting there anytime soon. But how do you plan on helping? I mean I get how much power you hold but what can you do to benefit us?
Nora: You'll know it when the time comes. I’ll need a few days…and also! manifests a key out of nowhere for your buddy’s collar over there.
A: Oh! Thank you! Elock! You’re free now!
Elock: picks up Nora and presses her against her face Thank youuuuuuuu!
Nora: ACK! Get off me! I know you’re happy but limit the physical touch!
A: how’d you even get the key anyways? I thought that the shopkeeper held the sole copy!
Nora: oh! It was simple really, just made him a deal where for the key I show him uhh ahem a “pleasurable” fantasy if you know what I mean.
A: oh…OH…
Nora: right…anyways. I’ll be ready when you guys need me. Once you get your crap together I’ll be ready.
Z: very well then.
June 20th, 327
Zach wakes up to see Augustine sitting at his desk, tinkering with the red crystal sample seemingly puzzled and intrigued at once. Elock is still asleep on the bed as Augustine let her have it.
Z: what’cha doing there?
A: oh! Hey Zach! I’m just testing this sample I got from Akano’s amulet and it’s pretty interesting. First off, the size of the crystal never seems to shift no matter how much I use it, with me charging energy into one of our slabs of steak and the crystal never changes size at all! What I’m more curious about is the steak. I used my sword to cut it and to my amazement it started healing the cut right before my eyes, so in essence I imbued that piece of meat with my regenerative properties! Unfortunately it didn’t last long as the high amount of energy destroyed the steak’s cells and quite literally liquifying it!
Z: interesting…
A: But that does raise some red flags unfortunately…
Z: why’s tha- oh…you don’t mean…
A: yeah…that means that one day…I might befall the same fate. But when? I don’t know. And I don’t wanna think about it.
To be continued…
submitted by Gel_007 to Twokinds [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:07 Mr_Driver_1992 Hello Hunters! Last you heard of me, I had just slain forward to today's update the Forbidden Woods and Byrgrenwerth..what in the WORLD

Good day hunters!
Just wanted to share some updates on my slow journey. I once moaned about the massive learning curve and how frustrated this game was. No more. I have spent so much time practicing and farming for blood echoes, this nightmare feels like home.
After clearing the Forbidden Woods over and Over, I've waltzed into Byrgenwerth and have encountered those hideous bug monsters and that space zapper centipede! Fought and killed a hunter in the university, and found my way to water, where I'm assuming another boss awaits me. That hunt is for another day.
Alas, I've since retreated back to the Forbidden Woods, sharpening my skills, and weapons and collecting blood echos, now leveled 78.
I spent a lot of time exploring the forbidden woods, and thought I had most of this place figured out, but then I got into the WOODS. And HOLY SNAKES. This area is the first place that really grossed me out (although, Byrgenwerth has something to say about that)
What a journey. The more I explore, the more I fight, the stronger my ...insight... grows, as does this cosmic existential dread.
All of that peaked after returning to a certain somewhere, now with the cosmic clarity to SEE this eldritch horror...watching...lurking...
In all seriousness, one of the coolest experiences in a game I've ever had
submitted by Mr_Driver_1992 to bloodborne [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:07 EatPlaySleepWell I just started my new farm today, please help me get more water to raise my crops 🥰🥰

Please~🥺I am trying to get my favorite item for free. Can you help me?
submitted by EatPlaySleepWell to TemuHelp [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:07 heyitsDima My (22F) fiance (27M) is hardly doing the bare minimum and blames me for my reactions

My (22F) fiance (27M) tends to really enjoy blaming me for being upset about asking for the bare minimum. I love and want his attention. I also love being very clear and I like communicating on a daily basis about what bothered me. The things I ask him to do are just things I think I deserve having. For example, I really appreciate when he makes a little time for us every day for a call or something if we can't meet up because of his work schedule. I think it's important that if we're not physically together, that we communicate more, and I like to be updated on his day and what he's doing. He's consistent for a day or two and then stops putting in the effort. When I get upset about it, he is quick to blame me for being upset. I also feel like he waits for the moment I get upset just to see how I'm going to act or what I'm going to say, it's like he's waiting for me to do something wrong when I'm upset so he can use it against me and make me out to be the bad person and that I enjoy fighting. I don't enjoy fighting, I just don't want to have to ask for basic, little stuff and still not get anything. His problem is that I do not present what upsets me in a proper manner and that I should change the way I express my feelings, and I get how he may be right, but come on, I'm upset and I am not necessarily thinking straight. It's getting exhausting, and I am just tired of repeating myself all the time. Every day I wake up and I tell myself "I'm going to be a little colder today," or things like "I'm going to try and care less" and this is just a very tiring way of living. How can I deal with constantly wanting his attention and wanting updates from him?
submitted by heyitsDima to relationship_advice [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:06 Crying-in-a-Tesla Tiff’s Treats El Paso TX $5.99

Tiff’s Treats El Paso TX $5.99
I picked up two surprise bags today because while there’s only ever 4 available they never seem to sell out so I figured why not grab 2. First bag was one dozen mixed cookies and three different flavored brownies. Second bag, 15 assorted cookies, two different brownies and two cookie truffles. One brownie is $4.50 each so I’d like to say this is a great deal where everything over three of the brownies was free! Cute little TGTG stickers too!
submitted by Crying-in-a-Tesla to toogoodtogo [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:06 OrdinarySoftwareDev I have glimpses of future events before they even happen.

FYI, I'm writing this late in the night so I apologize for any mistakes I might make in the text below.
Ever since I was 9, I've noticed that, at random, I can see a few seconds into the future. In fact, I had this happen to me today. Most of the time, these predictions aren't important, and I've kinda gotten used to having them.
However, there's been one time where one of them could have saved a couple of my bones.
Before I talk about the 'star of the show', I'll give you some examples of what these predictions usually are.
One time, I was out eating ice cream with some friends and noticed the things they spoke sound familiar. Suddenly, something 'clicked' in my head and I knew what one of my friends was about to say. I was pretty confused at first, but that was nothing compared to my confusion afterwards. That friend had said, word for word, what I knew they were about to say.
Some of you might be saying "It must be Déja Vu or something" but I believe it's more than that. Déja Vu is the feeling of an environment, something you're experiencing for the first time feeling familiar, whereas every time I predict something, not only are the events that happen unique most of the time, they happen in the future and play out exactly as I expect them to.
Now, let me move on to the time one of these visions saved me from a lot of pain.
I was riding my bike around my neighborhood, can't really tell why but that doesn't matter. I turn around after reaching the 'end' of my neighborhood's area, which is separated by a gate from the street outside.
As I start pedalling I feel like something is off. I was driving close to a wall of a building, which hid my view of a road in my neighborhood. If this isn't really making sense to you, I'm describing an European neighborhood. Anyways, right as I was about to go on the road I think to myself "STOP". I didn't know why I stopped at that moment but I pictured a black SUV moving silently, but fast down the road I was about to enter. That's when I realized what was happening. Barely a second later, the scene I had imaginated unfolded right in front of my own eyes.
A large, black SUV rolled right past me, barely making any noise for me to notice it.
The road is quite narrow, it's barely able to fit 2 cars next to each other, so if I continued riding I would have definitely been hit by that car.
After that happened I just stood there, stunned, knowing that I just miraculously saved myself.
I haven't had something of bigger severity like this happen to me yet.
I still don't know how this is happening. Is my brain subconsciously predicting these events? But then, how would they be so incredibly accurate?
If we're all in a simulation, is it that my mind is buffering a little too much data, causing me to know things that haven't happened yet?
Nobody knows.
What I do know is that I saved myself a lot of trouble because of my 'skill' one time.
submitted by OrdinarySoftwareDev to nosleep [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:06 Narrow_Hearing_1524 Hi its my birthday today if any wants to send me a gift pls do I am gonna be 13 love pet sim /user Maddox28b

submitted by Narrow_Hearing_1524 to PetSimX [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:06 newlevelfroze okay…

i know this is not a replacement of seeing a vet but we have issues on getting to a vet at the moment so i have a question about both of my two cats so be in for a read (my mums on hold with the animal toxicity line for one) nobody in my house drives, the closest vet open is two hours away by transit, i’ve done prenursing so im not scared to check the kittys out
our lovely cat C who is 3 years old tabby from the farm up north we dunno his actual breed, he is neutered, he is in the video- is uncontrollably drooling. He isn’t an outdoor cat but is allowed in the garage and on the balcony. He doesn’t seem lethargic but for the past day or so he’s been salivating like crazy. Nothing seems to be in his mouth, but he also is really like lovey out of the blue?
our other cat. nothing is clearly wrong with him and i don’t think a picture would do him any justice here. He is a black tuxedo cat of 8 years, and is neutered. He won’t jump up onto things, and when he did last night he stumbled, but he can jump down from places he’s put up on? is cat vertigo a thing or is it something to die tin both of their ears at this point? I’ve read ear mites can cause salivation etc and misbalance- Im urging my mom to let me bud to the vet tomorrow when it is open despite me undergoing surgery more or less today. I’ve been in tears non stop, all day, this is the icing to the cake. Also, any natural remedys or ways i can asses my kitty at home? I know at this point even trying to fit a vet that would come to me for an extra fee would be worth it, or begging my mum to use uber; but her anxiety over the cats right now and life in general is making her physically ill, so again it would have to be me.
i need guidance on how to handle this at the very least
submitted by newlevelfroze to AskVet [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:06 SirDaddio Question on these

Question on these
I'm trying to figure out what the different types of holographic are. The top left would be gemstone refractor? The top left just a regular holofoil? And the bottom card a crystal sparkle?
submitted by SirDaddio to Currencytradingcards [link] [comments]